antagonistic muscle


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(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another

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The relationship between fatigue and antagonistic muscle group strength during prolonged activities suggests that it may play a vital role in neuromuscular control of the knee.
The reduction in dancers' level of reciprocal inhibition could be the result of needed co-contraction of antagonistic muscles in the lower leg (1,23) to maintain balance for dance positions, such as arabesque.
The idea is to balance antagonistic muscles (those that do opposite function across a joint), for example, abduction and adduction.
Keywords: tic disorder, habit disorders, habit reversal, holistic behavioural restructuring, antagonistic muscle actions
It is probable that similar antagonistic muscle and ligament systems are involved.
Goto described a resection of the antagonistic muscle of each eye, while Kestenbaum advocated surgery on all four horizontal rectus muscles.
It has been noted that fighter pilots who do not have neck pain possess greater efficiency of neck extensor muscles (more antagonistic muscle EMG activity) than non-pilot subjects (24) and greater neck extensor muscle strength than pilots with neck pain.
Our bodies are equipped with many sets of antagonistic muscle groups.
With this type of long-term training, skilled motor programs for these activities would be developed that tend to reduce antagonistic muscle activity.
Stretching, which increases the elasticity of the tendon and muscles or, when placed directly on the antagonistic muscle, helps to relax the stretched muscle.
Alternatively, reducing antagonistic muscle forces could allow for reduced agonistic muscle forces.
Nevertheless, the presence of nonnegligible cocontractions in the antagonistic muscle groups - most notably the extensor digitorum and the role played in finger flexion by the interossei and lumbrical muscles (Follows, 1986; Ketchum, Thompson, Pocock, & Wallingford, 1978; Landsmeer & Long, 1965; Trombly & Cole, 1979) - is also interfering with force estimation.
Furthermore, it is possible that counterproductive firing of agonist and antagonist evoke demands on voluntary contraction, especially on a reduced co-activation of antagonistic muscles, to continue the required dynamic exercise.
Tetanus toxin thus blocks the normal inhibition of antagonistic muscles on which voluntary coordinated movements depends.